This elegant stone structure, with its terraced facade and lush gardens, was built for a 19-century opera singer. Today, Mandarin Oriental Lake Como still exudes glamor and refinement throughout its nine buildings. The 75 guestrooms and villas, fringed along the cliffside, offer seclusion and unmatched lake views. Inside, you will find a mix of simplicity, luxury, comfort, and the attention to detail for which the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is known. The main hotel restaurant offers creative dishes that are a work of art in flavor and style, while a lovely poolside bar serves delicious casual meals and beverages. Fronted by a floating swimming pool and set on the southeast side of the lake, it is impossible to hide from the stunning views and spectacular sunsets. Complete with an unrivaled spa and fitness center, your stay at Mandarin Oriental Lake Como will leave you feeling pampered and rejuvenated.


What can I expect from the area around Mandarin Oriental Lake Como?

Only one hour from Milan, Mandarin Oriental Lake Como is tucked into the hillside at the foot of Mount Bisbino. Perched on the bank of Lake Como and near the small village of Blevio, the hotel is an oasis of calm. Set amongst fragrant gardens and winding paths, you will find many places to relax and take-in the beautiful surroundings. You may never wish to leave this secluded sanctuary, but a boat trip can take you to explore the other hillside towns along the lakefront. Set on Lake Como’s eastern shore, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views and optimal sunsets from most of the guestrooms, the restaurants, and the pool area. 

Key Facts

  • Located on the verdant shores of Lake Como, offering splendid views across the lake
  • The town of Como is a 5-minute drive away, while other popular towns such as Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, and Varenna can be reached within an hour by car or boat
  • Milan international airport is a one-hour drive or a half-hour train away

What is special?

  • The hotel is in a secluded part of Lake Como offering privacy and tranquility
  • Around the lake are scenic viewpoints, hiking trails and cycle routes
  • Mandarin Oriental Lake Como is set in flourishing botanical gardens producing wonderful herbal scents

What do the guests say?

  • There are only a couple of places in the world that are this special, a true Italian experience
  • The property is sprawled on the beautiful lakefront, and the rooms have magnificent views
  • The hotel exceeded all my expectations, amazing property, wonderful location, great services, and a unique atmosphere


What types of rooms are available at Mandarin Oriental Lake Como?

Most rooms at Mandarin Oriental Lake Como offer spectacular views over the lake. Wake up to sunshine pouring in through floor-to-ceiling windows and step onto your private balcony or terrace to soak in la dolce vita. The 75 guestrooms are spread out across the resort, from the main building to eight other annexes throughout the property. Rooms are decorated in soothing neutral tones and combine Italian elegance, old-world charm, and subtle oriental touches. Whether you select a room, a suite, specialty suite or villa, each includes all the comforts you desire for a luxurious and relaxing stay. 

Key Facts

  • The 75 guestrooms are divided among suites and private villas set amongst nine elegant buildings
  • Room categories Deluxe and above have a private terrace or balcony
  • Guestroom bathrooms are spacious and luxurious, with marble and gold details throughout

What is special?

  • The Mandarin Hotel Group’s iconic style comes through in subtle touches of East Asian decor
  • The rooms combine classic Italian elegance with stylish modernity and are adorned with calm, earthy hues
  • Villa del Lago is a three-bedroom private villa spread over two floors that offers panoramic views over Lake Como and private outdoor whirlpool

What do the guests say?

  • The attention to detail in every small piece of decor does not go unappreciated
  • Our Suite was huge, at times we felt like we were getting lost because it was so spacious
  • Very clean rooms that were bigger than expected

Pools & Spa

Can I experience spa treatments while staying at Mandarin Oriental Lake Como?

Taking time to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body is not difficult at Mandarin Oriental Lake Como. The serene spa complex is the largest in the area and offers exceptional treatments from skincare to customized massage and everything in between. Be sure to take a refreshing dip in the one-of-a-kind swimming pool that floats on the lake. Teak decking and comfortable chairs surround this eye-catching sunbathing spot. If fitness is your style of wellness, the Fitness Centre has the latest generation of Technogym equipment, or if you prefer to be outdoors, you can partake in jogging sessions, yoga, or other sports.

Key Facts

  • All guests of the hotel can enjoy the spa for relaxation, and are welcomed to book holistic treatments
  • Cool off in the uniquely situated swimming pool that floats on Lake Como, in unobstructed sunshine
  • The fitness center and spa are open every day from 7 am to 10 pm

What is special?

  • massages are customized to individual needs and requests
  • Join various wellness and fitness activities such as running sessions, personal training, or yoga
  • The lake regulates the pool’s temperature, so the water is pleasantly cooling in the afternoon heat

What do the guests say?

  • The floating pool is a great touch, located right next to one of the best hotel spas I’ve ever been to
  • We also booked a 2-hour signature spa treatment which was heavenly, and I highly recommend to those that want to relax and rejuvenate
  • We loved eating outside on the veranda and spending time on the floating pool deck, and the spa services were excellent


What restaurants are available at Mandarin Oriental Lake Como? What cuisine can I expect?

Mandarin Oriental Lake Como has two options for dining. Situated within the botanical park of the hotel, L˜ARIA offers a gourmet experience that combines traditional Italian dishes with Japanese influences. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, Chef Massimiliano Blasone uses his culinary expertise to infuse each dish with abundant, unique flavors. At L˜ARIA you can dine in the vibrant dining room, where full-length glass brings the outside in, or you may dine on the terrace to experience the splendid lake views. The second restaurant, CO.MO Bar & Bistrot, is found near the pool area and is the perfect spot for a casual bite or a refreshing drink. This elegant, no-fuss bistro serves traditional Italian dishes and has an extensive drink menu. 

Key Facts

  • Enjoy fine dining with Italian and Japanese flavors at L˜ARIA restaurant in the botanical gardens 
  • The elegant CO.MO Bar & Bistrot, near the pool, is open daily from 11 am to midnight
  • Wake up to an excellent sweet and savory buffet breakfast and cooked hot dishes to order

What is special?

  •  L˜ARIA’s alfresco dining is the place to be on a summer evening, overlooking shimmering Lake Como with a glass of prosecco
  • The spacious CO.MO Bar & Bistrot terrace offers alfresco dining in a gorgeous lakefront setting immersed in greenery
  • Indulge in a perfectly blended aperitivo from the bar on one of the gorgeous outdoor terraces while gazing at unparalleled views

What do the guests say?

  • L˜ARIA had fantastic food and views; we ended up eating there a second time and canceling other reservations because it was so good
  • In my opinion, the next level of cooking, food pairing, unique flavors, and experience happens at L˜ARIA 
  • The breakfast at L˜ARIA was simply the best breakfast I have ever had in my life


Does Mandarin Oriental Lake Como offer activities from the hotel?

Although Mandarin Oriental Lake Como goes to extreme lengths to take care of your every need while staying at their property, they know that you may wish to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Como area. Whether you are looking for a rush of adrenaline, play your favorite sport, or soak in the Italian lifestyle, the hotel is ready to accommodate your wishes. Hiking or e-biking through the hills, kayaking or jet skiing the tranquil waters, or playing a round of golf or tennis are all at your fingertips. Be sure to embark on one of the hotel’s cruises in a Venetian-style boat to experience the charm and elegance of Italy’s most famous lake. 

Key Facts

  • Special activities such as hiking, biking, water sports, golf, tennis, horse riding, and more are all available to book through the hotel
  • Board one of Mandarin Oriental Lake Como’s refined Venetian-style boats for a cruise along the lake
  • Explore famous towns of the region, such as Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, and Varenna 

What is special?

  • Join an exclusive guided tour, lunch, and wine tasting through Bellavista hillside led by an expert oenologist, or book a mixology masterclass to learn how to create the finest classic cocktails 
  • Fitness activities range from hiking or running sessions to yoga on the beautiful terrace
  • Budding artists, inspired by the lush surroundings, can take part in family art classes along the lakeside

What do the guests say?

  • The boat rides that you can book are a MUST for beautiful scenery and great service
  • Reserve a boat with a skipper and tour the lake, stopping at Bellagio for lunch
  • The hotel will arrange any luxury boat ride for you in beautiful wooden boats, shuttle service anywhere in town and back, and even seaplane tours of Lake Como

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